Big Red aka "Red"
1996 - 3/21/2014
May he Rest In Peace
words can describe how much fulfillment and joy Red brought into our
lives. He was spectacular. He stole our hearts upon first sight. His
history is largely unknown, with the exception that he had been left in a
pasture for several years, and was a recent arrival at a local rescue
that our barn frequented. He was several hundred pounds underweight and
With some basic care and TLC, he was giving rides and putting on the pounds with gusto! He needed us, and we needed him.
He was my daughter's best friend and confidante, and she was his girl.
had him a short 2 years, but they were the most wonderful days we could
have ever asked for. We were privileged to be his last home, where he
received nothing but the love, care, and adoration that his spirit truly
We miss you Red.
Panache EightOHearts +//
4/3/2001 - 12/17/2015
May he Rest In Peace
Rusty was a magical horse who did a world of wonders. He wasn't
just an Elite Show Horse who repeatedly won multiple prestigious shows
& top honors, he also taught people as well as horses the things
they needed to know. He touched the lives of many, and those who knew
him, loved him beyond measure.
For us, Rusty helped fill an emptiness that remained when we lost our beloved Red. My daughter found a riding companion who always took care of her and pushed her to expand her skills and riding levels. He built up her confidence and helped mend a broken heart.
He was also a loving "Uncle" to many young horses, teaching them manners, etiquette, and proper "horsing". Our Chip was extremely lucky to be one of those adopted nephew's of Rusty's. When Chip was younger, he was the laziest horse who was rarely not laying down & when he was up he didn't like to move around a lot, he was a very stubborn walker. With Uncle Rusty's help, Chip was ponied along side and learned his strides - walk, trot, canter - all in pace with Uncle Rusty. He gained energy & playfulness in the turnout with Rusty and was also taught how to roll!
There are thousands of pictures and videos that show just how truly special Rusty was, but these, are just a few to remind us of ways that Rusty does still live on - both in memory & the physical manifestations of his teachings. We will always hear & see him in the echoes he placed in others. I know we will recognize them in our Chip & how my daughter rides.
We love you Rusty. You were our Unicorn, magical with mythical powers, and you now have your wings. XOXO